Bear Says Thanks; Oso Dice Gracias

by Karma Wilson

Other authorsJane Chapman (Illustrator)
Paper Book, 2012



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Margaret K. McElderry Books (2012)


Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.

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LibraryThing member SPLYOUTH
Although not an actual Thanksgiving book per se, it is indeed a story of gratitude for the things that matter the most, our friends. And of course, lovable Bear and his friends show their appreciation for one another with a small feast. As with other books in this series, the story is told with
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rhyming text and features a feast of rich seasonal illustrations. Perfect for snuggling up and sharing together in the Fall or anytime of year.
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LibraryThing member YMcMillion
This is a really good story about a group of friends who do not want anything in return, but do something very nice for their friend. It shows that the material things are not the ones that matter, it is about being together and being grateful for the things that you have.
LibraryThing member michelle.1
Wilson, K. (2012). Bear says thanks. (Ill. by Jane Chapman) New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books. 40 pp. ISBN:1416958568(Hardcover); $13.43.

Wilson does it again in this new book about Bear and his forest friends! When all of Bear’s friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious
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food to share, he is delighted. There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare and has nothing to share with his friends! He comes up with the perfect way to say thanks -- a delightful dinner at his home! Told in rhymed verse, the text reads aloud smoothly. As the animals arrive with their edible gifts, a repeated line, 'and the bear says thanks' gives children a chance to participate in the story; and, Chapman’s lively acrylic paintings make the most of it. - Michelle Angel
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LibraryThing member cschull
I thought this book was a heart-warming story of friendship and acceptance. The illustrations are soft and warm as well.
LibraryThing member juliafuentesNMSU
The book is helpful to student so they can learn to said Thanks when they are receiving help.
LibraryThing member afussell
Bear hosts Thanksgiving in his cave. all his friends bring food for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast.
LibraryThing member mcortner15
This book is a great fantasy book because it includes playful text and delightful illustrations that bring the story to life. Young readers would enjoy discovering the special gift Bear has to share and rejoicing in all of the wonderful things we have to be thankful for. It provides great themes
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such as gratitude, sharing and being thankful. The book contains many different forest animals that can inform children what their physical features are about their habitats. All of the animals bring food to the bear's cave and are talking to one another which is what makes it a fantasy. It can be read to teach about many different themes or just for fun which makes it a great fantasy as well. The rhyming and transitions from page to page makes it a great poem as well.
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